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Oxytrol and Breastfeeding

Starting in September 2013, Oxytrol patches will be available without a prescription and will be sold under the name "Oxytrol for Women" to treat women over age 18 with overactive bladder. The prescription version will still be available. It is unclear how this will affect the price and insurance coverage for Oxytrol.
 
At this time, it is unknown whether Oxytrol® (oxybutynin patch) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer recommends that women avoid taking Oxytrol while breastfeeding.
 

Oxytrol and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been conducted on whether oxybutynin (the active ingredient of Oxytrol) passes through breast milk. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Oxytrol while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Oxytrol and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Oxytrol and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Oxytrol and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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